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president obama step downs four years from now, and president obama's popularity is now the highest it has been since the first few months he was in office. today's poll numbers are a reflection of the president's inauguration speech when he spoke boldly of progressive values in the country. i'm joined tonight by joy reid, managing editor of the grio. i mean, if she were to run, if she were to announce, wouldn't there be just this groundswell enthusiasm because we know she is so qualified? >> well, i think partly because of her clear and obvious qualifications, but also, hillary land has a pent-up desire for this woman that has never gone away there was tremendous resentment between obama and hillary camps in 2008 partly because her supporters are so passionate about the idea that she should be our first woman president. it was very hard for them to walk away from that. there was a big push to get her on the ticket, to be vice president. they were disappointed that didn't happen. she then takes the job of secretary of state and really acquitted herself well. i think her approval ratings mi
shot and killed a 15-year-old honor student who performed during president obama's inauguration parade. she was gunned down in a park just blocks from her school in chicago. the teenager was part of the chicago drill team which marched in the inaugural parade. the girl's godfather said she had dreams of becoming a doctor or a lawyer. police say there's no indication she was the intended target of this shooting. they say someone just opened fire on a group of students who just had gotten out of school. >> tears in this family and the pain etched in their face is unacceptable to everybody in chicago. this is sandy hook. >> shooting happened a few blocks from the teenager's school kaine college prep. >>> hundreds of residents in newtown, connecticut, took part in a public hearing last night. it's part of a push to call for increased gun control legislation in the state. >> a bipartisan group from the state's legislature is considering policy changes after the shooting at an elementary school which left 26 people, including 20 first graders dead. randall pinkston has more from newtown. >>
at climate change has proven to be very contentious on capitol hisome are calling on president obama to take steps to cut down on greenhouse gases. >> it is the third day of a hostage standoff in alabama in which a kindergartner is being held against his will. he was inducted of his school bus on tuesday after a man shot and killed his bus driver in alabama. investigators say the alleged shooter she is holding the boy hostage in a bunker 8 feet below ground. they have been talking to the 65-year-old through a pipe and have been able to get medication to the boy. authorities are willing to patiently wait him out. >> an assistant district attorney was gunned down while walking to work. this happened near dallas. two men approached the man and shot him. the motive is not clear. >> time for a look at the top stories. the mayor has declared an emergency. police have evacuated homes and businesses near route 1. people living around the river have been evacuated. authorities have pulled the body from a flooded homeless camp site outside of town. >> police are searching for the man responsible for
week, chicago teenager, was in washington for president obama's inauguration. she was gunned down in a park just a few blocks from her school. the apparent innocent victim of a gang war. president obama made gun control a priority for his second term, pushing lawmakers to pass legislation that will limit number of round in a magazine clip, renew a ban on so-called assault weapons and require universal background checks for gun purchases. the nra says it is no longer on board with that because it just won't work. >> you are never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> reporter: republicans and even some rural state democrats agree. that is a big challenge for president obama. rob, sunny, become to you. >> all right, thank you, karen. the world's biggest retailer made a decision about ammunition sales. wal-mart customers may buy only three boxes of ammo a day. because of limited supplies these days. with demand up for bullets. wal-mart says it is striking a balance between serving hunters and sportmen and selling firearms responsibly. >>> in newtown, an
nomination since president obama nominated him more than three weeks ago hagan tried to damp down much of the bipartisan criticism. chuck schumer, democrat of new york, key democrats shelved their skepticism and say they support him. it's not decided whether all 55 democrats are in his camp. hagel has to win over, assuming he has 55 he has to win over just five of his fellow republicans. only one republican senator thad cochran of mississippi said he is in favor. let's go to capitol hill with chief congressional correspondent dana bash. usually when a president nominates a senator, it's a no brainer, he gets the support of all his former colleagues, we saw that with john kerry, despite being a liberal democrat almost every republican voted for him to be secretary of state. dana, why has this been a heavy lift for president obama even though chuck haguele is a former senator? >> reporter: >> it really is fascinating, you're exactly right, jake, generally there is a deference given to the club or former members of the club. that is the opposite. you can see chuck hagel trying to get comf
connecticut avenue and beach drive because of a downed tree along with wires in that area. >>> under way in capitol hills it has potential to be the most contentious confirmation battle of president obama's first or second term. former republican senator chuck hagel of nebraska is the nominee for secretary of defense. he is facing several adversaries on senate armed services committee but he also came with friends. would retired chairmen of the committee introduced him. one was former senator john warner of virginia. >> certain men are asked to take the point which means to get out and lead in the face of the enemy. chuck hagel did that as a sergeant in vietnam. he c-- if confirmed he will do t again. >> he will lead the pentagon at this contentious time. >> we cannot allow the work of confronting the great threats we face today to held hostage to partisanship on either side. >> if confirmed chuck hagel would be the first former enlisted man and the first vietnam war veteran to head the pentagon. >>> today the senate will decide whether the government can continue borrowing millions of d
that the university of chicago wants to buy that house, tear it down, and put up a parking lot. a parking lot -- a parking lot perhaps -- how ironic is this -- for the barack obama presidential library. >>brian: i blame the city of chicago. they should have made this a landmark. >>gretchen: they claim it is not a landmark, although they have delayed this process now a couple of times. the ronald reagan childhood home has survived now since december. they got a stay, so to speak, in january. it's still not exactly clear what is going to happen here, although the bulldozers are sitting nearby ready to go. what do you think about this story? should that happen or should it become a landmark? >>brian: or should the president say, listen, if my library, if i have to steam roll ronald reagan's house to build a library, i shouldn't have a library. maybe the president should decide. >>steve: it's not even a done deal yet. he hasn't picked a selection site, and the university of chicago is simply lobbying for it. e-mail us at friends at fox news. >>gretchen: how is this for a good use of your money? t
degrees yesterday. now watch this cold air spread really from the dakotas all the way again down to the southeast. look at these temperature changes, down about 32 degrees from yesterday morning and it's not going to stop there. >> all right, rainindra peterso thank you very much. >>> president obama admitting it's been difficult to drum up support for gun control on the other side of the aisle. >> my suspicion is we're seeing more bipartisan discussion on the immigration issue than on the gun issue. i'm actually optimistic that we can get both done. both will end up generating some opposition and some strong opposition. there will be passions on both sides. >> the president's remarks came after the senate judiciary committee held a contentious hearing on gun violence that began with a statement from gabrielle giffords, the former arizona congresswoman who was nearly killed by an assassin's bullet. she told the committee that gun violence is simply claiming too many american lives. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> giffords' husband, mark
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